Poison president: Harley-Davidson factory cancels planned Trump visit

Donald Trump had planned to head to Milwaukee to tour a Harley-Davidson factory and sign some executive orders there. But the company said it wasn't comfortable hosting him and called it off. CNN's Jeremy Diamond:

Large protests have been in the works in recent days, particularly in light of Trump's executive order issuing an immigration ban. It was the threat of protests, and not Trump's planned signing of executive orders, that made Harley-Davidson uncomfortable, the official said.

When people tell you protests accomplish nothing, they're inviting you to be lazy, to put up with it, to give up. You don't have to make the same choices they do.

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  1. It really tells you something when the people who sell a product most popularly associated with biker gangs don't want their image tarnished by the presence of a misogynist who has a fast-and-loose relationship with the law.

  2. It is more than a little troubling that they were cool with his Excellency's visit to make it rain Executive Orders, until they joined the dots on how the protests would affect their brand.

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    I associate them almost exclusively with accountants on Sunday afternoons, but that might just be because I live near a lot of nice B roads. :wink:

  3. Hollywood: How would you like to have your brand associated with a racist, murderous biker gang that engages in gun smuggling, drugs and human trafficking?

    Harley Davidson: Heck yes!

    Washington: How would you like to have your brand associated with Donald Trump?

    Harley Davidson: You know, we think we're gonna have to give that one a pass.

  4. A friend asked this the other day:

    Can you name a conservative boycott that has actually worked/panned out lately?

    Noone could. Most of them seem to have backfired.

    Retired cops, vacationing lawyers, and guys who run "construction companies" that never seem to work because daddy left them money.

    Drinking Jack Daniels. Bud Light. And refusing to tip. I know a few decent regular people who ride their bikes (among other wheeled things). But seriously. Fuck the Harley crowd. The Wild One cosplay crew are a bunch of cheep rubes who think its great fun to act like assholes on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

  5. You can say that again. At this rate I'm NEVER gonna get tickets to Hamilton.

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